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Identosphere #59 • Spruce raised $7.5m • Web3 Mental Models • Social Media Architecture
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Unlocking Safe Travels Beyond COVID with Digital Credentials • 11/25 Affinidi
The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center will host a panel discussion together with d-fine on self-sovereign identity (SSI).
Driving Inclusion with Trusted Digital Ecosystems • 11/30 Indicio Meetup
COVID Health Credentials for International Travel Summits (by LFPH and Affinidi) • 12/1-2 CCI Newsletter [APAC and EU friendly times] - Kaliya will be there hosting
Data Space Launchpad MyData (Until 2/22)
Customer Service / Service NSW EOI - Digital Identity and Verifiable Credentials - DICT/8027 Tenders (Closes 12/14)
This EOI invite’s expressions of interest for the provision of customer digital identity and verifiable credential capabilities to the Principal, for the purposes of credential validation and securely sharing identity across a variety of services
Self-Sovereign Identity: The Ultimate Beginners Guide! 101 Blockchains
Apart from addressing the pitfalls in conventional identity management systems, SSI allows better functionalities for all users. With a wide range of benefits and the self-sovereign identity blockchain applications, it is important to take a step towards adopting SSI solutions.
Zero Knowledge Proofs Phil Windley
This problem was first explored by MIT researchers Shafi Goldwasser, Silvio Micali and Charles Rackoff in the 1980s as a way of combatting information leakage. The goal is to reduce the amount of extra information the verifier, Victor, can learn about the prover, Peggy.
Badges and Credentials – A new currency for the digital world? Speexx Exchange
Listen to this episode for an entertaining deep dive into the topic of badges and credentials, as Donald Taylor sits down with Dr. Doug Belshaw to discuss the importance, various fields of application
The public keys of the user and the third-party organization for verifying the digital signature are recorded in a distributed ledger, and the user of the identity information verifies the provided information using them
In 2021, the average cost of a data breach reached an all-time high of $4.24 million, even though businesses are already spending millions more to combat financial crime and meet their regulatory and compliance responsibilities.
Very few people trust the intent or purpose for collecting data because they don’t trust the people mandating the collection. However, the pandemic caused the necessity of better digital identification systems, and almost like it had been planned all along, it’s now impossible to travel without Self-sovereign Identity.
OLDIE but GOODIE
Self-sovereign identity: Why blockchain? Dan Gisolfi, IBM
blockchain provides a transparent, immutable, reliable and auditable way to address the seamless and secure exchange of cryptographic keys. To better understand this position, let us explore some foundational concepts.
The SSI Kit Walt ID
The SSI Kit bundles three components, one for each functionality profile:
Signatory ™ for Issuers enables organisations to transform any identity-related information into digital credentials in order to replace paper documents and automate data provision to stakeholders.
Custodian ™ for Holders enables individuals and organisations to securely store, manage and share keys and identity data via data hubs (“wallets”). (Web-Based wallet)
Auditor ™ for Verifiers enables organisations to verify identity data in order to authenticate or identify stakeholders and offer frictionless access to services or products.
Since offering users control and sovereignty over their own data is a highly desirable goal, we are working with innovation partners to establish an identity system that works without any central data collector and is operated equally by many participants
Spruce, a service that allows users to control their data across the web, has raised $7.5 million. The company builds open source, open standard developer tools helping users collect and control their data across the web. It helps prevent NFT frauds and defines access rules for decentralized finance pools and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).
Hyland, Dataswift and Case Western Reserve University partner to advance web-based verifiable credential storage Hyland Credentials
The initial phase of the partnership involved building a web-based interface that enables users to easily store and manage their verifiable credentials by uploading them to a user-owned, encrypted personal data account (PDA), an innovative privacy-preserving solution developed by Dataswift, another strategic partner of xLab.
The starting point is the fact that every user has 70 digital identities online. Why not introduce one single secure digital ID solution to merge all of those identities? ID-Ideal is one way of many, offering an integrated solution or a middle way so that many identities can be supplemented by a single, secure digital ID solution.
Currently, over 40 applications have been implemented in the IDunion project. These are used in a wide variety of sectors, such as public administration, the financial sector, IoT and industry, the healthcare sector, mobility sector and e-commerce.
Your digital identity and credentials New South Wales
Help us make it easier for you to do things like open a bank account, buy a phone, start a new job, prove your age or enrol to study.
Logging Off Facebook: What comes Next?
Metaverses are coming, but who owns your avatar? Disruptive Asia
When you create your metaverse avatar, who owns it? Is it yours, or does the platform own it? This question is very fundamental for the future of digital services and human rights.
Although Meta currently leads in the provision of virtual reality (VR) devices (through its ownership of what was previously called Oculus), Microsoft is adapting technologies that are currently more widely used.
5 Mental Models for Web3 Bankless Chris Dixon
Web3 has begun to impact all corners of digital culture, from media to finance, art and gaming, and even identity. Mental models allow for digestible thinking patterns to understand and predict the world, and Chris lays out how these new digital primitives are changing everything.
introducing decentralization, there is an opportunity for dApp developers to uphold strong, secure data privacy protections for users across the board. By offering strong privacy defaults and more user-centric options, decentralized data solutions will enable individuals to make informed decisions about their data.
To show their commitment to ethical personal data management, participating organisations are required to disclose information about their operations. The MyData Operator Award shows that ethical alternatives exist and provide value for companies and users alike.
Co-managing My Data JLinc
This post sets out a vision for what could become a sustainable set of human-centric processes around the sourcing, management and use of personal data. Our context for doing so is that the current model for personal data management on The Internet is badly broken and has architectural limitations that are largely un-resolvable.
The Spotlight Report, “Consumer Sensitivity to Location Tracking by Websites and Mobile Apps”, was developed to validate the Location Commitment scoring criteria in the Me2B Alliance Safe & Respectful Technology Specification.
Me2B Alliance Validation Research: Consumer Sensitivity to Location Tracking by Websites and Mobile Apps
At the core of our work is our Respectful Technology Specification4, currently in development, which provides an objective standard for measuring safe and ethical technology behavior.
COVID & Travel Resources for Phocuswright IdentityWoman.net
the travel industry is working hard to catch up on their technology to meet the evolving travel requirements. However, there is still no shortage of complaints from travelers about their cumbersome international travel experiences.
Their recent survey found 85 percent of respondents said there was a lack of transparency, as well as concern in having to share data with so many organisations.
our goal is to address some of the legal considerations that health certificates raise with respect to, and in the context of, the development of a comprehensive system of digital identity management.
What is happening in the world?
“What [technology] will do for people is make our lives a hell of a lot easier, more convenient, more easily able to plug into the good life,” said Monamie Bhadra Haines, […] “But … the surveillance is what is here, now.”
Working Group for Privacy Enhancing Mobile Credentials Kantara Initiative
Clearly the use of a driver’s license goes well beyond proving eligibility to drive a vehicle. It has become the de-facto standard for proving that you are who you say you are – and are entitled to the product or service requested
Discover Open Badges 3.0! Keep Badges Weird
Liquid Avatar Technologies’ PassmateTM shows how decentralized identity will transform the world: by easily integrating into systems that already exist. The soon-to-be-launched Software as a Service — conceived by Liquid Avatar’s David Lucatch, enables verifiable credentials to run on existing payment rails.
intended to inform policymakers, technology developers, education practitioners, and workforce entities about the state of and potential of interoperable digital credentials anchored on blockchains. This report also provides guidance to these stakeholders on the effective implementation of blockchain-based digital credentials infrastructure.
The Journey of an SSI Developer Affinidi
Together with Andrew Baker, Head of EC2 Engineering at AWS, and Lohan Spies, Chair of the Sovrin Steward Council, they explore the concept of Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) in detail, discussing what profound implications SSI will have and whether it is indeed the next game changer?
Identity Not SSI
Investors and consumers show growing enthusiasm for privacy-focused alternatives to Google and Facebook amid renewed scrutiny over the real cost of their "free" services.
Increased supply of user-friendly private tech and increased demand for privacy have converged, creating a moment of unprecedented opportunity for founders with a vision for privacy-first online experiences.
Honouring Te Tiriti in our work DigitalNZ
We understand that our responsibility to guide conversations and decisions relating to digital identity means that we must acknowledge and understand Māori perspectives of identity. […] Draft Statement of Intent; Te Tiriti o Waitangi at DINZ
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